Cost of Attendance Budget

2013/2014 Financial Aid Student Budgets

The following budgets are based on full-time enrollment for Fall, Winter and Spring term. If you are attending less than full-time during any part of the academic year, in most cases, your financial aid budget will be pro-rated.  By definition, full time is 12 or more credits in a term.  However, for purposes of establishing a budget, full time costs have been calculated based on 14 credits per term, which has been shown to be the average credit load for full time students at BMCC.  

The Cost of Attendance (COA) Budget is the estimated cost of attendance at BMCC.  It is not what it will cost you to attend, nor is it necessarily what you will be offered in awards.  It is merely an estimate of expenses and the ceiling, or maximum, you can be awarded in aid.

You can request an adjustment to your budget if you have documented acceptable expenses that are not included in this budget, such as extensive medical costs.  Budget adjustments are automatically made by the financial assistance department for programs of study with special budgetary needs such as Dental Assisting, Diesel Technology and Nursing. Contact the financial assistance office if you have questions about your budget.

The cost of attendance (student financial aid budget), or COA, is based on the following average direct and indirect costs:


Tuition and Fees: Set annually by BMCC’s Board of Education. (direct cost)
Books and Supplies: An estimate of average costs for the academic year. (direct cost)
Room and Board: An estimate of average costs based on double occupancy and off-campus housing. Students living at home will have this amount pro-rated. (indirect cost)
Personal and Transportation: An estimate of possible expenses for personal items, clothing, recreation, and travel. (indirect cost)
Loan Fees: Covers a portion of the fee for all loan recipients (only added to those students that are charged originations fees by their federal student loan lenders.) (direct cost)


Tuition & fees
$     4,173
$  4,173
$  11,164
Books & supplies
$     1,938
$  1,938
$   1,938
Room & Board
$     7,818
$  2,605
$   7,818
$     2,676
$   2,676
$   2,676
$   16,605
$   11,392
$ 23,596